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June 6, 2014 No Comments

Duchenne’s is a cruel disease – that’s why I’m cycling to Paris

At 3pm on Friday 10 members of the Channel 4 News team, from the editor to the graphic designers, will be joining me on an epic 300km cycle ride to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Our task is to get there in 24 hours.

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June 3, 2014 1 Comment

The scale of the morphine scandal

18 million people across the world died in 2012 without morphine – shocking, when you realise that 80 per cent of the world’s morphine is consumed by just six countries.

May 29, 2014 6 Comments

Unreported World: Africa’s drugs scandal

Access to palliative drugs should be a basic human right. Yet the World Health Organisation says six rich countries consumer 80 per cent of the world’s morphine.

May 28, 2014 20 Comments

Pharrell Williams asks: is ‘I know you want it’ sexually suggestive?

“Please God, let him not be a jerk,” I thought on the way to my interview with Pharrell Williams, the US music superstar caught in a controversy over the song Blurred Lines.

March 14, 2014 8 Comments

The press pool stifling hard questions

I am troubled by the whole press pool concept. The media is inadvertently conspiring with politicians and their spin doctors to make them look good and allow them to evade questions.

January 30, 2014 9 Comments

Counting ethnic minority, female, older, disabled and gay people on telly, at last

So brilliant – they are going to start counting. I’m delighted. Now let’s make it count.

December 27, 2013 12 Comments

Edward Snowden – making us all think again about privacy

America’s most wanted whistleblower has made the world think about privacy and the boundaries of intelligence gathering – which is why Krishnan Guru-Murthy has chosen him as his person

December 1, 2013 8 Comments

Back to the Future on energy bills?

Dave and Nick have finally announced their energy bill cutting plan but who wins and who loses? Have we gone back to the future?

October 23, 2013 4 Comments

Rolling back green policies

It might sound like the PM wants to lower your energy bill. But according to his own government documents, doing this seemingly popular U-turn would mean it in fact goes up.

October 13, 2013 1 Comment

Afghanistan’s Hunted Women update

Word has arrived of a major development in the case of Sahar Gul, the 15-year-old girl rescued from terrible abuse by her in-laws and featured in a recent Unreported World documentary.

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